RICH REVIEWS: Hunting Grounds (Movie)
Genre icon Bill Oberst Jr joins the HUNTING GROUNDS this February
Uncork’d Entertainment has set award-winning creature feature HUNTING GROUNDS for a Feb 7 release.
Winner Best Sci-Fi Horror Film at the Toronto Independent Film Festival 2015, writer-director John Portanova’s acclaimed film sees a fractured family forced to go up against an angry clan of Bigfoot.
Festival audiences and horror critics have gone crazy for the story of a father and son, forced to move to an old cabin in the woods after a devastating tragedy, who unearth a tribe of Sasquatch.
Written and directed by John Portanova and produced by horror label The October People, Hunting Grounds stars Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, Jason Vail, David Saucedo, D’Angelo Midili, and Emmy winner Bill Oberst Jr (Criminal Minds).
HUNTING GROUNDS available On Demand from Feb 7.
Official Synopsis : After losing their home following a devastating tragedy, a father and son are forced to move to an old family cabin. When two old friends arrive for a weekend of hunting, what begins as a bonding trip becomes an unimaginable nightmare. This trip deep into the forest will not find wild game, but does unearth a tribe of Sasquatch that are determined to protect their land.
Miles Joris-Peyrafitte – Michael Crew
Jason Vail – Roger Crew
David Saucedo – Sergio Guerrero
D’Angelo Midili – Will Marx
Bill Oberst Jr. – Bauman
Conner Conrad – The Beast
Jordan Neslund – Town Girl
First Assistant Director:
Sean Patrick Burke
Run Time: 1 hour 31 minutes
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Comments: The movie starts out with a violent attack. It gets you wanting to know more and wanting to know what attacked.
The countryside is beautiful.
A father, son and a couple hunting buddies are staying in a cabin in the woods. They are all going out hunting. There is some drama caused by one of the buddies and also some from the relationship between father and son.
The movie does drag on as they wait for the Sasquatch creatures to come. The scenes are so dark at night it is hard to see what is happening.
As the creatures start hunting the hunters there is still tensions between the people.
The glimpses you get of the Big Foot creatures does add mysteriousness to them. They do not appear really frightening. The thrills and scare factor picks up as the Big Foot attack. As the people are trapped the Big Foot have the cabin surrounded. The tension does start to build up.
You never do get a good clear view of the Big Foot creatures.
The ending well it just ends but is not really much of an ending.
The son delivers the best acting in the movie and he does have some dramatic moments.